Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide
Med Surg Study Guide

Med Surg Study Guide

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Med-Surg Study Guide | 85+ Pages | Nursing Notes

Systems Included

• Renal / Urinary Disorders
• Cardiac Disorders (includes EKGs)
• Endocrine Disorders
• Respiratory Disorders
• Hematology Disorders
• Gastrointestinal Disorders
• Neurological Disorders
• Electrolyte Imbalances
• Critical Care (Burns & Shock)
• ABGs


Breakdown of Systems

Renal / Urinary Disorders:
- Brief overview of the kidneys
- Terms/definitions related to the kidneys
- Lab values related to the kidneys
- Acute Glomerulonephritis
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Overview of Hemodialysis & Peritoneal Dialysis
- Urinary Tract Infections (Pyelonephritis & Lower UTIs)
- Renal Calculi

Cardiac Disorders:
- Cardiac Terms & Hemodynamic Parameters
- Flow of Blood Through The Heart
- Electrical Conduction of the Heart
- Auscultating Heart Sounds
- EKG Waveforms (PQRST)
- 5 - lead placement
- Heart Failure
- Systolic HF vs. Diastolic HF
- Left Vs. Right Heart Failure S&S
- Heart failure interventions & Diagnosis
- Coronary artery Disorders (CAD)
- Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Vs. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) + Worksheet
- Angina Overview
- Myocardial Infarction
- Cardiac Biomarkers (Troponin, CK - MB, Myoglobin, BNP)
- Hypertension

- 6 Steps to interpreting EKG's
- Normal sinus rhythm
- Sinus Brady
- Sinus Tachy
- Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
- Ventricular fibrillation (V-FIB)
- Atrial Fibrillation (A-FIB)
- Premature Ventricular contractions (PVC's)
- Asystole
- Atrial Flutter
- Cardioversion Vs. Defibrillation

Endocrine Disorders:
- Quick Overview of The Endocrine System
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
- Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome (HHS)
- Hyperglycemia
- Hypoglycemia
- Nursing Management of Diabetes
- Insulin Types Quick Guide
- Hyperthyroidism
- Hypothyroidism
- Hyperparathyroidism
- Hypoparathyroidism
- Cushing's Syndrome
- Addison's Disease
- Pheochromocytoma
- Diabetes Insipidis

Respiratory Disorders:
- Auscultating Lung Sounds
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Asthma
- Pneumonia

Hematology Disorders:
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Thrombocytopenia
- Hematology Lab Values (RBCs, WBCS, etc)

Gastrointestinal Disorders:
- Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Chron's & Ulcerative Colitis)
- Types of Hepatitis (ABCDE)
- Cirrhosis

Neurological Disorders:
- Overview of Neuro assessments (Glasgow Coma Scale, Babinski reflex, DTR's, etc)
- Seizures
- Stroke
- Cranial Nerves + Worksheet

Musculoskeletal Disorders:
- Fractures
- Stages of Bone Healing
- Compartment syndrome
- Gout
- Osteoporosis
- Osteoarthritis (OA) Vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Electrolyte Imbalances:
- Sodium: Hypernatremia / Hyponatremia
- Calcium: Hypercalcemia / Hypocalcemia
- Potassium: Hyperkalemia / Hypokalemia
- Magnesium: Hypermagnesemia / Hypomagnesemia

- Overview of ABG's & how to interpret them
- How do the organs compensate?

Critical Care:
- Types of Burns
- Burn Injury Depth
- Burn Location
- Inhalation Injury
- Phases of burn management (Emergent, Acute, & Rehabilitative)
- Pathology, vital signs, nursing considerations, etc.
- Fluid Resuscitation for burns
- Rule of nines
- Parkland formula w/ Practice question
- Hypovolemic shock
- Cardiogenic shock
- Distributive shock (Septic, Neurogenic, Anaphylactic)

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